Salary: $23.08-$28.17 hourly / $4,013-$4,900 monthly /
DEFINITION: Under direction, performs difficult
professional accounting work including the examination, analysis,
maintenance, reconciliation, and verification of financial records;
develops and implements new accounting systems; and performs related
duties as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Prepares a variety of detailed accounting, statistical, and
narrative financial statements or reports requiring analysis and
interpretation; and works with the Auditor-Controller and with
data processing personnel regarding automated financial and
- Reviews and analyzes grants, contracts, and proposals for
fiscal soundness and adherence to generally accepted accounting
principles and County policy; and assists in developing,
preparing, and reviewing Federal and State grant budgets.
- Collects data on direct, indirect and overhead costs of
operation as they relate to the setting of rates and fees.
- Recommends and assists in the implementation of new or revised
accounting systems, procedures, and records
- Participates in the preparation, evaluation, justification,
and maintenance of budgets and budgetary controls.
- May supervise and review the work of fiscal and clerical
personnel in making entries, reconciliation's, and performing
other fiscal record-keeping work.
- Possession of a bachelor's degree in accounting, business
administration, or related field and one year of professional
accounting experience; or,
- one year of experience performing duties equivalent to the
class of Accountant I with Santa Barbara County; or,
- a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and
that provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid
California Class C Driver's License may be required for some
Knowledge of: accounting principles and practices;
computer software applications of accounting procedures; and basic
Ability to: analyze fiscal data and draw logical
conclusions; define accounting problems and recommend effective
solutions; detect possible weaknesses of internal control and
standard accounting procedures and recommend revisions; verbally
communicate accounting procedures and policies clearly to others;
use personal computer applications including spreadsheet software;
write memos and reports clearly and concisely; organize work and set
priorities to meet deadlines; read, understand, and apply legal
requirements and administrative policies to departmental accounting
functions; establish and maintain effective working relationships
with others; plan, initiate, and complete work assignments with a
minimum of direction; and perform basic mathematical calculations.
Knowledge of: principles and procedures of governmental
Ability to: interpret and analyze complex fiscal data and
draw valid conclusions; and use personal computer applications
including word processing and database software.